Occupational Therapist

Job Classification
Occupational Therapists
Job Type
Full Time
Start timeframe
Box Hill South VIC 3128
Posted By
Melbourne Child Development

About the Business


Melbourne Child Development has grown from a Speech Pathology practice into a multi-disciplinary clinic that includes Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology and Psychology for children and their families from birth to young adulthood. We offer services in person and through tele-health.


We have followed families' needs for over 20 years and continue to be a preferred provider for our loyal network of paediatricians, health professionals, teachers, and parents.


The clinic is bright, fresh and is located in Box Hill South. It contains a purpose-built sensory gym, numerous assessments and an extensive range of equipment and resources. The clinic also includes an outdoor deck and garden which provides opportunities for flexible therapy spaces.


Melbourne Child Development offers work/life balance, with its 7.6-hour workday. Our Clinicians alternate early morning starts which finish mid-afternoon, with mid-morning starts which finish later. Even before COVID -19 we combined working at the clinic with working from home.


About the role

We are looking for a fun, creative and passionate Occupational Therapist with at least 2 years’ experience who is looking for a part-time or full-time position.


Many of the children, adolescents, and students (ages 2 to early 20s) present to our Occupational Therapy Service requiring intervention for self-care skills, fine and gross motor skills, sensory processing, and executive functioning and/or motor planning.


The Occupational Therapist’s day is made up of 4 clients in a 4 hour clinical block and an admin and supervision block.


Supervision is provided by a highly experienced paediatric Occupational Therapist.

Your duties will include:


  • Working with a varied paediatric caseload, including individual or group sessions.
  • Communicating regularly with parents, teachers, school support staff, referrers and other allied health professionals and stakeholders.
  • Implementing therapeutic, evidence-based interventions to children, adolescents, and students.
  • Utilising a child centred and family focused approach to support and meet functional goals.
  • Timely and high standard completion of documentation; including session notes, assessment, and progress reports as needed.


Benefits and perks


  • Opportunities to develop clinical knowledge and self-leadership.
  • Access to supervision and mentoring from the Practice Principal, colleagues, in- house and sponsored external professional development.
  • Supportive and friendly team environment and culture.
  • Annual professional development allowance.
  • Parental leave program (following 2 years of employment).


Skills and experience


  • At least 2 years’ experience as a paediatric Occupational Therapist.
  • Experience in paediatric private practice is an advantage.
  • Ability to administer assessment and target intervention.
  • Ability to build great rapport with children, families, and their support network.
  • Excellent time and self-management skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a multidiscipline team.
  • Good self-awareness, positive attitude, and ability to be in-tune with colleagues.


Essential Criteria


  • Full registration as an Occupational Therapist with AHPRA
  • Membership of Occupational Therapy Australia is preferred.
  • Current Working with Children check and Australian National Police check.
  • Ability to transit in response to client’s needs. Employment is under the Health Professionals & Support Services Award.


We would love to discuss this exciting opportunity with you.


Job Location (Area or Region)
Job Type
Business Type
Allied Health Practice
Job Title
Occupational Therapist
Posted By
Melbourne Child Development
Box Hill South VIC 3128
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